What do I mean by spiritual side? I mean that part of us that feels awe and wonder at the mysteries of life and that connects to the greater whole.
That part of us that, when it’s active, can see how we’re all connected and feels compassion for people we’re close to and people we don’t know at all.
That part of us that is made of Love with a capital L; that accepts what is, unconditionally, and that never forgets that Life is miraculous.
That is your spiritual side. That is your soul. And if we nurture it in the good times, it will be there to support us in the hard times, giving us the strength and courage to make it through anything with grace.
How do you nourish your spiritual side? Through all the things we do in Yoga anyway, through mindfulness and being present with ourselves in an accepting and compassionate way. Through stillness and listening for that small voice within. Through building our capacity to love ourselves so we can better love others.
By setting aside all the worry and fear, all the ego angst, and letting Love fill us and shine through us.
That is how we feed our souls on the mat.